“Ready Player One” is a dystopian best-seller of the American author Ernest Cline from the year 2010. The debut novel was compared with Harry Potter in terms of addiction potential, it is full of references to early game culture and the film world of the 70s and 70s 80. And who should be more suitable for the realization for the screen than Steven Spielberg, the original? The director has made a name for himself in the science fiction genre since “Krieg der Welten” (“War of the Worlds” (2005)) – the more tense can be what he calls “E.T.”, “A.I. – Artificial Intelligence “,” Minority Report “and co.
“Ready Player One” plays in the year 2044: Through the merciless exploitation of the resources the earth is almost completely destroyed. People live in bitter poverty and are suppressed by a few exploiting companies. Parallel to the real world, there is a virtual reality in which paradise conditions prevail. In the virtual illusion, people get everything they want: entertainment, education, wealth and unlimited possibilities. As the multimillionaire and inventor of the program dies, a hunt begins on his fortune. He has left his immeasurable legacy to the one who finds an Easter Egg in the gigantic video game OASIS. The poor slum dweller and Gamer Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) are also involved in the game. But the search for money is more dangerous than imagined.
To the cast: The newcomer Tye Sheridan is most known from “X-Men: Apocalypse”, where he represents the young Cyclops. His film friend Samantha is played by Olivia Cooke, who has barely appeared so far, who recently won the award-winning tragicomedy “Me and Earl and the Girl”. Ready Player One is scheduled to launch in 2018.